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The Public Defender & The ’62 Mets

Public Defender Linda Thompson's win-loss record is worse than the '62 Mets.…

If You Can’t Afford An Attorney…

Having the court appoint you a lawyer is a little like having your wife pick out your girl friend. Don’t expect too much in either case. You don't have a…

Public Defender in the Dock

Glenn Sunkett called the other day. He sounded pretty good for a guy who just got 63 years in the state pen for a Fort Bragg marijuana job back in…

There Are Chomos, And There Are Chomos

A jury has found Timothy Ryan guilty on three counts of child molestation. He'll get 15 years in prison. Everybody says they abhor child molesters, but in Mendocino County penalties…

Book ‘Em, Clown-O!

With the film crews from National Geographic buzzing around in Mendoland last week doing a documentary on the local drug war, all the big shots at the courthouse were scrambling…

When Life Isn’t A Video Game

We live in a politically correct world. We don’t refer to people in derogatory terms anymore. We don’t call people eejits, and we are especially careful not to put these…

Frequent Flyers

Captain Fathom has gotten out of jail for the umpteenth time. He’d been accused of stealing a car, something completely out of character for the aging lefty. The Captain had…

Taking It To The Streets

Local judges are all getting a paid holiday for Labor Day, but the clerks and court reporters are not.…

Linda Thompson’s Dump Truck

The prosecution didn’t have much of a case against him, but Timothy S. 'Coke’ Elliott, 38, was found guilty of Second Degree Murder last week at the end of a…

The Love Drug Claims Another Life

Last Thursday afternoon a nicely dressed woman car­rying three A-2 assault rifles walked out of the DA's office on the ground floor of the Mendocino County Courthouse. It was two…

Old-Time Music Hits Boonville

The Golden Old-time Music Camp-Out came to Boon­ville last weekend for the second time. It used to be in Yreka, way up north. This is the second music festival to…